Targhee Wool Roving - Heirloom Apples 2 - 4.2 ounces

$14.70 USD

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This is a hand dyed wool roving, or more properly, combed top, for hand spinning and felting.

This roving is shades of red, yellow and green.

Targhee wool is spongy and somewhat elastic. The Targhee is a breed developed in the 1920’s by the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois Idaho. It’s a mix of Rambouillet, Lincoln, and Corriedale; later Columbia was added. It’s strong and blooms nicely. This Targhee wool is grown in the USA and has a 24-25 micron diameter. 

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels.  Braids with the same name numbered sequentially are a matched set that were dyed together, although they may have different weights and look slightly different in the photos. Each colorway is unique; we may sometimes repeat names, when a new colorway strikes us the same way as an older one.

Our rovings are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: Targhee wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 4.2 oz, 119 g